Inventory of the Elijah G. Wineglass Papers, 1984 - 1995

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Elijah Wineglass was born in Georgetown, S.C. on September 17, 1903 to Thomas and Carrie Lee Wineglass. He moved to Charleston in 1922. Having learned antique furniture refinishing at an early age, he also made furniture and was known as "The Furniture Doctor" for fifty years. He also taught this trade at the Shaw Center For Boys. Wineglass married Beatrice Lee with whom he had one child and adopted one other. He was a member of Greater St. Luke A.M.E. Church and served in a number of capacities, including treasurer. Elijah Wineglass died on November 20, 1995.
Photographs, ephemera, legal documents, and printed materials (c. 1960-1995) document the life and work of furniture maker Elijah Wineglass.
Title: Elijah Wineglass Papers, c. 1960 - 1995
Creator: Elijah G. Wineglass.
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Call Number: AMN 1043
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
(4 folders)

Biographical Note

Elijah Wineglass was born in Georgetown, S.C. on September 17, 1903 to Thomas and Carrie Lee Wineglass. He moved to Charleston in 1922. Having learned antique furniture refinishing at an early age, he also made furniture and was known as "The Furniture Doctor" for fifty years. He also taught this trade at the Shaw Center For Boys. Wineglass married Beatrice Lee with whom he had one child and adopted one other. He was a member of Greater St. Luke A.M.E. Church and served in a number of capacities, including treasurer. Elijah Wineglass died on November 20, 1995.


Collection Overview

Photographs, ephemera, legal documents, and printed materials (c. 1960-1995) document the life and work of furniture maker Elijah Wineglass.


Subject Headings

  • Wineglass, Elijah, 1903-1995.
  • Greater St. Luke A.M.E. Church (Charleston, S.C.)
  • African American artisans -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • African American cabinetmakers -- South Carolina -- Charleston.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Elijah G. Wineglass Papers, c. 1960-1995.

Box 1   Folder 1
Biographical Materials, 1995
Photocopy of wedding certificate and funeral program.
   Folder 2
Certificates, 1984-1990
   Folder 3
Plaque, 1987
   Folder 4
Photographs, undated


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elijah G. Wineglass Papers, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

Processing Information

Edited by Aaron Spelbring, 10, 2012

Encoded by Aaron Spelbring, 10, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

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